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About Kinnaur District - Tourism Destination, Travel Guide - Himachal Tourist Places

Kinnaur is one of the 12 administrative districts of Himachal Pradesh.The district is divided into 3 administrative areas: Pooh, Kalpa & Nichar. Nichar is also known as Bhavnagar. The district is also divided into 5 tehsils. Tehsils are also known as counties. The administrative headquarters of Kinnaur district is at Reckong Peo. From here Kinnaur Kailash, considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva can be seen. According to 2011 census, it is the 2nd least populous district of Himachal Pradesh.

Kinnaur is about 235 kms from Shimla(the state capital). It is located at the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh bordering Tibet to the east. It has 3 high mountain ranges. They are mainly Zanskar & Himalayas. They enclose valleys of Satluj, Spiti & Baspa and their tributaries. The slopes are covered with thick wood, orchards, fields & picturesque hamlets. At the peak of Kinnaur Kailash mountain is a famous natural rock Shiv ling. Shiv ling is also known as Shiva Lingam.

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